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376: How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear

By Dave Stachowiak

James Clear: Atomic Habits James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He’s the author of the new book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones*. Key Points Goals are great for deciding what direction you want to head, but to actually get there it’s all about your systems. Results aren’t what needs to change; the processes and habits are what need to change. Start with the identity you want for yourself and build your habits to reinforce that identity. Your habits are what prove your identity to yourself. Habits are like compound interest for self-improvement. Bonus Audio How habits reinforce your identity Resources Mentioned Atomic Habits* by James Clear James Clear on Annual Reviews Related Episodes Getting Things Done with David Allen (episode 184) Create Behavior That Lasts With Marshall Goldsmith (episode 196) The Best Way to Make New Habits Reality (episode 217) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.

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